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MBBCh Program Details

The College follows a program of intensive teaching for a period of six years. This comprises of a preclinical phase, a clinical phase and an internship phase.

Pre-Clinical Phase
  • The pre-clinical phase lasts two and a half years.
  • The teaching program is conducted in the College’s campus in Muhaisnah-1 Deira.
  • Classes commence in late August.
  • Each academic year is divided into two semesters.
  • There is a two-week holiday at the end of the first semester and summer holidays after the second semester.
Clinical Phase
  • Students who have successfully passed all subjects in the pre-clinical phase are transferred to the clinical phase of the course at the beginning of February.
  • The duration of the clinical phase is of two and a half years.
  • The clinical phase’s undergraduate teaching is carried out entirely in hospitals, clinics, primary health care centers and teaching facilities provided by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
  • The main teaching sites are the Faculty building in the Rashid Hospital campus and the wards, clinical diagnostic facilities and clinics at the Rashid Hospital, the Trauma Centre (Rashid Hospital), the Dubai Hospital and the Latifa Hospital. In addition, students spend a period of 20 weeks training in the Primary Health Care centers attached to the DHA.
  • Teaching is conducted through didactic lectures covering all aspects of medical practices. Lectures are held in the afternoon in the lecture theatres at Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Al Wasl Hospital. These activities along with the revision courses in the 5th year are delivered 5 times a week.

An essential part of the clinical phase teaching is the acquisition of technical and clinical skills essential to the practice of medicine. In order to acquire these competencies, skills and attitudes, students are divided into small groups (about 6 students) to do clerkships, which involve examining patients and participating in their management under the supervision of teaching staff. They attend ward rounds, teaching rounds, observe procedures and operations, and involve themselves in small group discussions in case presentations.

Students are taught the basic skills of history-taking and clinical examination in lecture halls and seminar rooms equipped with all of the necessary teaching aids. They are trained in clinical skills at the Simulation Lab and the clinical skill slab from year 1 to year 5. Internship Training Phase

  • Students who have successfully completed their clinical phase move onto the internship training phase.
  • The total internship training program has a normal duration of 52 consecutive weeks.
  • Internship training has two start dates per year: the closest August Sunday to the beginning of the month and the closest February Saturday to the beginning of the month.

The purpose of the internship training program is for the graduate to have concentrated clinical

Experience in all of the major medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Family Medicine and Psychiatry.